The Venue

The home of All Souls Con 2020 will be again the magical Science History Institute, an organization that promotes the history of chemistry, science, and technology. Located in Philadelphia’s Old City district, the Science History Institute is a stone-throw from the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s house, and all the Colonial-style buildings. The institute is the home of a museum, a library, a rare book room (yes, you got that right!), plus an alchemy painting exhibit, and an architecturally stunning meeting space. It’s an All Souls fan dream!

They’re very familiar with Deborah’s work, having hosted an evening event in 2015, and All Souls Con in 2018. You can listen to Deborah’s interview on the Science History Institute podcast via Soundcloud.


This year, we do not have a room block, but there are plenty of hotel options within one-to-four blocks from the Science History Institute. You’ll find a comprehensive list on the institute website and some of them may offer a courtesy rate (ask for the Science History Institute rate). We recommend booking a hotel room as soon as possible since October is a busy convention season.


The address of the Science History Institute is: 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

On the institute website, you’ll also find detailed information on how to get there via public transportation, as well as recommended parking garages.